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Carnival plc (CUK) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) have been trending positive on Friday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Carnival plc earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s rankings:

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) traded up 0.68% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $61.74. 228,682 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $44.82 billion, a PE ratio of 15.21 and a beta of 0.67. Carnival plc has a 12 month low of $43.45 and a 12 month high of $63.21. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $59.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $54.90.

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 28th. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.05. Carnival plc had a return on equity of 11.35% and a net margin of 16.96%. The company had revenue of $3.79 billion during the quarter. Equities research analysts predict that Carnival plc will post $3.57 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 26th will be given a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. This is a boost from Carnival plc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 24th. Carnival plc’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.43%.

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In related news, Director Sir John Parker sold 19,965 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.98, for a total value of $1,217,465.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,798 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,390,222.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Richard Glasier sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.29, for a total value of $349,740.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,555,410.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.01% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Carnival plc Company Profile

Carnival plc is a leisure travel company. The Company’s segments include North America, and Europe, Australia & Asia (EAA). Its North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises (Princess), Holland America Line and Seabourn. Its EAA segment includes Costa Cruises (Costa), AIDA Cruises (AIDA), P&O Cruises (the United Kingdom), P&O Cruises (Australia) and Cunard.

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